I hold evaluations with my interns two to three times over the course of the semester. Here are some of the notes we went over during our most recent evaluation. Read these over, soak them in, and rock your fall internship.
1. Communicate with your supervisor.
Let them know the status of your projects. Check in with them before they check in with you.
2. Cover all of your bases.
Did you complete every part of the projects you are working on?
3. Don't let things slip through the cracks.
4. Go above and beyond.
Were you asked to send over one idea? Send over three instead.
5. Stick to your deadlines - even if you have to stay late.
6. Ask about priorities.
If you have a busy workload at your internship, make sure to ask your internship coordinator what the priorities are. You want to understand what to work on first.
7. Watch the clock.
If you are unsure how long certain assignments should be taking you or how long you should spend on things, ask your internship coordinator. Be mindful of the time you are spending on projects.
8. Limit the back and forth.
Instead of sending your internship coordinator seven different emails, try to compile everything into one to three emails.
9. Predict the next step.
Before you go to your internship coordinator with a problem, try to think about the solution.